Oct 2, 1998
It seems the magazines (one in particular) think our on-line magazine is meant to compete with them.

That is not the case as my plan has completely different style and content.

Oh well...

So I will make this open statement.

Let me use your articles and in return we will provide a link on each page directly to each of your web sites. In return you give BladeForums a FREE ad in your magazine. Also for the magazines that come on board with us I will split the ad profits & subscription profits right down the middle. You don't have to split your ad revenue with us or your subscription revenue. You don't have to pay us a commission for the subscriptions we send your way. Just allow us to reprint articles and give us an ad in your magazine.

Sound fair?

We have the traffic, 150,000+ hits day!
We have the people, just look around!
We have the technology!
We can create the worlds first bionic on-line magazine!
I mean knife... Damn that Steve Austin

Best Regards,
Mike Turber
BladeForums Site Owner and Administrator
Do it! Do it right! Do it right NOW!

That's incredible - 150,000 hits a day! And only 2500 registered members. Does that mean the Silent Majority lives? Maybe there is still hope.
How are you counting hits? Does it count as a new hit every time someone changes forums or reads/posts a new topic or message? Or does it just count hits on the opening page?
These are hits which means per page view, site wide.
Unique users averages around 10,000 per day which means we have a bunch of lurkers.

Best Regards,
Mike Turber
BladeForums Site Owner and Administrator
Do it! Do it right! Do it right NOW!

Lurkers greatly outnumber active posters everywhere on the net. I imagine the majority of lurkers don't come here every day, so we must have a lot more than 10,000 lurkers. If you include people who only come here occasionally I wouldn't be surprised if we have well over 50,000 regular lurkers.

-Cougar Allen :{)
Mike,I think this on-line magazine idea is awesome!!!!It has to be one of your best ideas yet!!!Go for it!!!